In many homes, air ducts are located out of sight and, therefore, out of homeowners’ minds. But if you suspect that your heating and cooling system is working less efficiently than it should, leaky ductwork could be to blame. Scheduling an appointment to have your ducts inspected and sealed offers three distinct benefits.
Duct sealing prevents energy waste. But did you do duct sealing also may make your home safer? That’s because leaky ducts may draw carbon monoxide or other combustion gases into your living space. These gases are byproducts of gas-burning appliances, such as furnaces, and they are normally vented outside. When they invade your ducts through leaks, it’s called backdrafting.